2016 October Saturday Styling Review

 

After a busy and very successful weekend at the BSV Annual Exhibition last week, members gathered at the Saturday Styling Review for a more relaxing afternoon of bonsai.  As illustrated in the photos below, interesting trees were being considered for review.  Before and after photos are shown for some trees.

 

Shimpaku Juniper before adjustment
Shimpaku Juniper before adjustment
Shimpaku Juniper after adjustment
Shimpaku Juniper after adjustment
Shimpaku Juniper showing future development option.
Shimpaku Juniper showing future development option.
Pinus radiata
Pinus radiata
Pinus radiata detail
Pinus radiata detail
Chinese Elm "Seiju" group after haircut.
Chinese Elm “Seiju” group after haircut.
Juniper
Juniper
Hawthorn on rock
Hawthorn on rock
White Pine before.
White Pine before.
Scotts Pine - Pinus sylvestris
Scotts Pine – Pinus sylvestris
White Pine after adjustment.
White Pine after adjustment.
Prickly Paperbark after trim and wiring.
Prickly Paperbark after trim and wiring.

2016 Bonsai Society Annual Exhibition – Prize winners

On the 8 and 9 October, the Bonsai Society of Victoria welcomed the public and bonsai enthusiasts to the Box Hill Town Hall to view an excellent range of bonsai grown and styled by its members.  Trees, pots and other bonsai accessories were also on sale.

Many thanks to all the members and service providers for their assistance in setting up, running and dismantling the Exhibition and to all the visitors for their interest and support.

Best Tree in the Show was judged to be tree number 72.  A Mirror Bush displayed by Quentin.  The tree was collected as a stump in 1991 and has been in training and refinement since then.  This tree is also commonly referred to as a Yamadori in Japan which is a term used to refer to trees collected in the mountains or more likely to be in the wild in Australia.  Congratulations to Quentin for an excellent example of bonsai art.  See the photo below.

Tree #72 - Mirror Bush - Coprosma repens
Tree #72 – Mirror Bush – Coprosma repens

 

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BSV 2016 Bonsai Exhibition 8 & 9 October 2016

BSV members are preparing their trees for the 2016 Exhibition at Box Hill Town Hall in October and look forward to sharing their work with you at the Exhibition. The Exhibition is held on Saturday and Sunday, the 8th and 9th October 2016 starting at 9am each day. See the information below for more details and make sure the date is in your diary. See the LINKS section of this web page to access a PDF version of the flyer.

This year, several collected trees or Yamadori will be featured in the Exhibition.